Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live logoLove Where You Live is an anti-litter initiative run by Keep Britain Tidy that encourages us to make where we live, work and play the kind of place that we really want it to be. It’s about communities, schools and organisations working side by side to make their little bits of England cleaner, greener and altogether more loveable.

We are asking residents, schools, businesses and community groups to stop what they are doing for a few minutes and follow the Love Where You Live key message - that small actions can lead to big change.

Great British Spring Clean 2017

Bennetts End Adventure Playground litter pickers for the Great British Spring Clean

In March 2017, Keep Britain Tidy launched the first Great British Spring Clean campaign. In Dacorum, around 1,500 Litter Heroes took to the streets to clear up litter in their local areas. Throughout the month-long litter blitz 40 groups took part, collecting over 250 bags of rubbish and 150 bags of recyclable litter. Read more about Dacorum's litter heroes.

Thank you to all our Litter Heroes. To see more photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page.

In 2016, Keep Britain Tidy ran a different anti-litter campaign called Clean for the Queen. Read about how Dacorum residents came together to do her Majesty proud.

Get involved

Organise your own litter pick

Why not organise a litter pick in your local area? You can borrow litter-picking equipment from our Clean, Safe and Green department, and we can arrange for the bags of litter to be collected following your event.

If you would like to organise a litter pick, please call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green' or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk.

You might want to register your event on the Big Tidy Up website to receive a tidy-up pack, including a guide to organising your event, tabards and bags.

If you are interested in litter picking on a regular basis, you may want to register as a Street Champion. You'll be provided with your own kit filled with litter-picking equipment.

Free litter awareness talks for schools

Primary schools in Dacorum can get a free litter awareness talk or assembly. Litter-picking equipment can also be brought in for pupils to use in the school grounds and/or surrounding areas.

For more information, please call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green' or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk. Litter-picking equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, including other initiatives we run or support, please visit our Schools page.


Warning signWe will be collecting bins from roads where it is safe to do so. Please leave your bins out for collection. If your bins have not yet been collected, leave them on the boundary of your property and we will collect them as soon as conditions allow. ×